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Mediation Services for Civil Cases in Georgia

Introduction

The Center for Legal Solutions' civil mediation services help individuals and business resolve a broad range of disputes that are often the subject of civil litigation in Georgia's State, Superior, Magistrate, Probate or Federal District Courts. We have the experience and expertise to help parties resolve a variety of disputes:
  • Personal Injuries;
  • Damage to Property;
  • Wrongful Death;
  • Malpractice Claims;
  • Real Estate Litigation;
  • Elder Care;
  • Probate Matters and Will Contests;
  • Insurance Coverage Issues;
  • Contested Foreclosures, Garnishments, Collections;
  • Home Owner Association Cases; and
  • Worker's Compensation.
Whether litigation is pending and the parties have been ordered to mediation, or the parties have voluntarily decided to try settling their dispute before filing a lawsuit, we welcome the opportunity to assist you. We know that you have a choice of professionals and are honored you are considering us. We value your confidence and strive to provide services that we consider the finest available in our field.

Our civil mediators are carefully screened and highly qualified. All are committed to helping settle disputes fairly and efficiently.


Courtrooms Should be Your Last Resort

"The courts of this country should not be the place where resolution of disputes begins. They should be the places where the disputes end after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried." -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

Mediation is an effective method of resolving civil disputes. The parties directly involved generally know more about the case than a judge or jury will ever know and are therefore better equipped to make informed decisions about the case. While some parties enjoy windfall trial verdicts, civil litigation is generally very time consuming, costly and emotionally draining. When all parties attempt to reach a voluntary settlement through mediation, there is a good chance that mediation will lead to a settlement agreeable to everyone.


Justice is Served

All of The Center for Legal Solutions' civil case mediators have a tremendous amount of legal experience and can help all parties realistically assess the risks of trial. While the risks and rewards of trial are certainly not the only factor in negotiating civil settlement, we believe that many parties look to the law to determine what is fair and just.

Mediation is a flexible process. Parties may mediate with or without attorney representation. Parties may mediate while litigation is pending or before engaging the legal process.


How Much It Costs, How Long It Takes

The time required to mediate a civil dispute depends upon the complexity of the issues involved, how willing to parties are to engage the process and the number of parties involved. According to our research, the average length of mediation is about three hours and the parties should expect to commit at least three hours to the mediation process. Mediation sessions can be scheduled at times that are convenient to all parties.

Our mediators charge varying rates for their time and you are encouraged to browse individual mediator profiles for rate information. The cost is typically shared equally by the parties.

If you have questions about The Center for Legal Solutions that are not answered on this web site, feel free to e-mail your question to questions@centerforlegalsolutions.org and we will do our best to respond within 48 hours.

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AGREEMENT TO MEDIATE

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To be completed at or before your mediation session. Instructions included.
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Barry Edwards Mediation: A Proven Method to Reach Voluntary Settlements
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Frequently Used Forms for Court-Connected Mediation
COBB SUPERIOR COURT
  • Domestic Mediation Guidelines pdf
  • Civil Mediation Guidelines pdf
  • Mediation Report pdf

    NINTH J.A.D.
  • Mediation Guidlines pdf
  • Mediation Agreement pdf
  • Mediation Report pdf

    SEVENTH J.A.D.
  • Mediation Guidelines doc
  • Mediation Report doc

    SIXTH J.A.D.
  • Informed Consent & Waiver pdf
  • Mediator's Certification pdf

    NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
  • Mediation Guidelines pdf Model guidelines created by The Center for Legal Solutions, Inc. More information

    Also see Links to Metro Atlanta Court-Annexed ADR Programs
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    The Center for Legal Solutions, Inc.
    A Georgia Non-Profit Organization
    www.centerforlegalsolutions.org
    Phone: 678-404-ADR1(2371)